Local Columns

Mammograms can, do save many lives

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, packed with 35,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die nationwide from breast cancer each year. In Ohio alone, an estimated 1,700 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a ...

Speak up and speak out

No More!" Have you heard this statement lately? Have you seen the ads on TV? It is once again that time of year to repeat that phrase because October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is that time of year to speak up and speak out. It is that time of year to encourage victims, ...

Setting the record straight in Ohio

With less than five weeks until the presidential election, it is important that all Ohioans have the facts about election procedures so you know what is being done to make Ohio a state where it's easy to vote and hard to cheat.FACT: The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and it ...

Debunking the idea newspapers are dying

Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. "Ha!" You say, "I haven't gotten a newspaper in years." But I'm not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I'm talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in ...

Power of the press is in being the way to know for news consumers

The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, ...

Invitation to FRC’s ‘Family Night’

We are being hammered daily with news of the most recent local overdoses, deaths due to the use of drugs, and increasing number of calls from parents and grandparents. You ask: What can I do? These calls are concerning their sons or daughters, grandchildren, spouse and/or friend.Family ...

Correct message needs sent about drug addiction

Recently, images of two adults who had overdosed while traveling in a car in East Liverpool, with a four-year-old passenger, were widely circulated. The images are graphic displays of the horrors of addiction, and how these horrors are visited upon children.Columbiana County residents who were ...

Budget needs to be priority

One of the most important duties as a state legislator, is balancing the state government's budget every year. This though, has become no easy task. Unfortunately, this will likely become even more difficult in the near future. Our state government in Charleston is currently on track to run a ...

Kids Connect program making a difference

I just wanted to give recognition to the people in our community that do make a difference for the good. Since people are always judging, but never helping.I was recently granted the title of Kids Connect Coordinator for CMHA. I was and am still excited to have this title. It gives me the ...

Attend ‘Decision America Prayer’ rally

Nov. 8 is fast approaching, and the upcoming election is upon us. In a little less than two months, America will elect the next president. It is crucial that "We The People" pray and vote, and that we take our responsibility seriously.Our nation is at a crossroads. We will unite and confront ...